Here's my brush pile. It was started well before this thread, and I'm not about to move it or start another one just to prove something.
I just threw 3-4 shrubs worth of dead birch and sucker cherry trees on it. A year and a half, and I can still see over the pile, so it is MAYBE 5 feet high. But it's about 25 feet wide by 10 deep. I guess I don't qualify for any badge. But that's OK, I got nothing to prove. I have animal shelter.
I actually have a pile like that, too. We've been adding to it since we moved in 7 years ago, so I have no before pictures. To get the badge bit, I just made another pile nearby it, and took the pictures, and then added it to the other one. Sure, it was a bit more work, but I wanted the shiny badge, so I just did it.
I think I can do this BB as soon as I've got time. I already have a brush pile, but it isn't in the right spot. And I have more hedges and bushes to trim, so there will be plenty for a pile 5 ft wide and 5 ft high (I think). Now I'll have to think of a nice spot to put that pile.
"Also, just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them" (Luke 6:31)
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